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United States Attorney's Office District of Arizona August 2020 Immigration and Border Crimes Report

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

I.  Illegal Reentry After Deportation (8 U.S.C. 1326)

301 individuals were charged in August with illegal reentry

A.  196 of those 301 individuals had previously been convicted of non-immigration criminal offenses in the U.S.

     Of the 196 individuals with non-immigration criminal records:

1.  29 had violent crime convictions, including:

2 individuals had homicide convictions
4 individuals had sex offense convictions
9 individuals had domestic violence convictions

2.  14 had property crime convictions

3.  44 had DUI convictions

4.  99 had drug crime convictions

B.  153 of those 196 individuals had been deported three or more times

II.  Alien Smuggling (8 U.S.C. 1324)

         24 individuals were charged in August with alien smuggling

III.  Illegal Entry (Criminal Consequence Initiative) (8 U.S.C. 1325)

          0 individuals were charged in August with illegal entry on the CCI calendar

Criminal conviction information is based on preliminary criminal history reports provided by the arresting agency.

These numbers represent United States Attorney's Office prosecutions only. These numbers do not include individuals apprehended by immigration enforcement officials and subjected solely to administrative process.

*The Department of Homeland Security instituted a policy in late March of expeditiously returning aliens who illegally enter the United States rather than detaining them. The decreased number of individuals presented to this Office for prosecution coincides with the implementation of that policy and other COVID-19 related border restrictions.

RELEASE NUMBER:    2020-074_August Immigration and Border Crimes Report

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Updated September 23, 2020

Topic
Immigration
Press Release Number: 2020-074_August Immigration and Border Crimes Report